2015 Director’s Awards and Family Fun Day

In recognition of the exceptional contributions and commitment of our employees, MRC Unit The Gambia will be organising 2015 Director’s Awards and Family Fun Day, on Saturday 5th December 2015.

Grant Success to Leverage Mosquito Feed Assay Capacity

The Diseases Control and Elimination Theme of MRC Unit The Gambia, has been awarded a subcontract grant of 74,847 US Dollars out of a total grant of 506.080 US Dollars awarded to a consortium by PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative, through Radboud University in Netherlands.

Midwifery Emergency Skills and Helping Babies Breathe

The second Midwifery Emergency Skills course and the third in a series of Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) courses were held at MRC Unit The Gambia, under the Vaccines and Immunity Theme, on the 11th and 12th November 2015.

Professor Umberto D'Alessandro and Nana Tawiah - KENAS

MRC Unit The Gambia Achieves ISO 15189 Accreditation

“Congratulations to the laboratories, Unit’s leadership, members of the Quality Steering Group (QSG), and staff for their commitment and willingness to embrace the ISO 15189 standard and the Quality Management System (QMS) as part of their daily routine.”

Grant success for epigenetic study

The Nutrition Theme within MRC Unit The Gambia has been awarded £925,000 to study epigenetic mechanisms linking maternal pre-conceptional micronutrient supplementation with offspring health.  The grant was awarded by the Newton Fund in a joint initiative funded by MRC UK, the Indian Department of Biotechnology and the UK Department for International Development.

MRC hosts 2nd International Workshop on Fieldworkers

Sponsored by MRC Unit The Gambia/MRC UK, INDEPTH Network and KEMRI- Wellcome Trust Research Programme; MRC Unit The Gambia will be hosting the 2nd international Fieldworkers’ workshop slated for 2nd to 4th November 2015.The broad objective of the workshop is to develop a framework for a generic Training Curiculum for Health Research Fieldworkers across Africa. […]

The TDR Childhood TB Impact Training takes off in earnest

The Childhood TB Program of the Vaccines and Immunity Theme in collaboration with the National Leprosy and Tuberculosis Programme (NLTP) of The Gambia recently won a competitive grant from the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR).

MRC and the MOHSW sign £50,000 agreement

In a ceremony attended by senior representatives of the Gambian Government, Religious and Traditional leaders, the MRC Unit, the Gambia on the 14th August 2015, signed a   £50,000 agreement with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), for the refurbishment of Basse major Health Centre’s Clinical Services.